Regrowth for the future.

The Society’s leadership groups in Wellington, Kapi Mana and Hutt Valley/Wairarapa began dialogue in March 2019 with Cardinal John Dew and Archdiocese leadership groups to explore how the Church and “Vinnies” together can deliver on their shared commitment to reach out to people in need at the peripheries of parishes and local suburbs.


Talking Points: Dialogue with Cardinal John and Archdiocesan leadership - May 2019

Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul follow Christ in action by visiting the poor in their homes or where they happen to be in the community, and by the initiative of the Young Vinnies in all our colleges and some schools, and the Young Adults group.

Vincentians provide personal support, friendship, prayer, transport, food and material assistance to people in the family house, rest home, hospital, prison, and to the homeless and others experiencing hardship, sickness, loneliness, isolation or loss.

We seek dialogue with several archdiocesan leadership groups to share insights, listen to your advice, and explore ways to collaborate in reaching out to people in need at the peripheries of parishes and suburbs.

The ‘Talking Points’ cover:

  • Our aspirations for the future

  • Our current challenges

  • Key questions